Disney has announced that five new episodes from the second season of the smash-hit animated series, “Mickey Mouse Funhouse”, will be coming to Disney+ in the United States on Wednesday 18th January 2023
The whimsical animated series “Mickey Mouse Funhouse” introduces preschoolers’ first pal, Mickey Mouse, and his friends—Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto—to Funny, an enchanted talking playhouse who takes the Sensational Six on adventures of all types to unique worlds that inspire the imagination.
Geared to kids ages 2-5 and their families, “Mickey Mouse Funhouse” takes place in the magical Funhouse Forest, where Funny lives with his pet doghouse, Teddy, and Windy, the weather vane. Funny can change into anything — a rocket ship, a steamboat, an amusement park ride — and guides Mickey and his pals through all sorts of adventurous and comical quests. Inside the funhouse, the Stairs to Anywhere take the crew to the Adventure Doors, each one leading to a different world. Once transported to these new lands, Mickey and his friends are transformed into characters specific to each setting that help immerse them into whatever situation the doors have led them. Whether portraying medieval knights, kings and queens in the kingdom of Majestica, old-timey cowboys and cowgirls in Sunny Gulch or merpeople in Underwater Ocean World, Mickey and his pals are eager to embark on these new adventures together.
“Mickey Mouse Funhouse” is guided by an established curriculum that nurtures multiple areas of child development: physical, emotional, social and cognitive, thinking and creative skills, as well as moral and ethical development. Stories demonstrate creative play, encourage wish fulfilment and impart age-appropriate social and emotional lessons about friendship, creativity and ingenuity. Curiosity, humour and discovery are central to the series as Mickey, and his pals explore diverse places and meet new friends on their adventures.
As with all Disney Junior programming, music is a key component of the series. Each episode features two 11-minute stories with a midway dance break separating the two, encouraging viewers to move and stretch with Funny and the gang. In addition to the “Stretch Break,” the “Wiggle Giggle” song will appear in every story when the gang needs a break to refocus and “get the wiggles out” and when they return home at the end of an episode. Beau Black (“The Lion Guard”) is the series composer and co-writes the original songs with Loren Hoskins (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”).
Harvey Guillén (“What We Do in the Shadows”) voices Funny the Funhouse, and the recurring voice cast includes Jenifer Lewis (ABC’s “black-ish”) as Wheezelene, a member of a troublemaking weasel trio, and GRAMMY Award-nominated country singer Mickey Guyton as Wanda the Wanderin’ Warbler.
Many of the key creative professionals from the Emmy Award-nominated “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” are behind “Mickey Mouse Funhouse,” including executive producer and supervising director Phil Weinstein, co-executive producer and supervising story editor Thomas Hart and story editor Mark Drop. Emmy Award winner Alan Bodner (“Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure”) serves as art director.
The first season of “Mickey Mouse Funhouse” is available to stream now on Disney+, and the latest episodes from the second season have recently been shown on the Disney Channel.
Are you looking forward to the return of “Mickey Mouse Funhouse”?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.